Advance your career with a postgraduate degree

We know that for many of you the thought of improving your career prospects or switching careers entirely is an enticing one, which is why you’re now considering a master's or PhD – and you’re right to do so!

Having a postgraduate degree to your name can improve your career prospects and impress industry employers where postgraduate study is recognised. The UK Commission for Employment and Skills predicts that roughly 15% of jobs (1 in 7) are likely to need a postgraduate degree by 2022.

Improve your salary

Those with postgraduate degrees can earn more on average compared with those who have a bachelor’s degree. Research has shown that in 2017, postgraduates earned £6,000 more than someone only holding a bachelor’s degree (Source: Department for Education) and are 42% more likely to be earning over £30,000 a year (Source: HESA)

Get industry experience

Lots of our master's degrees feature guest speakers and industry based dissertations, with some also offering placements and internships. Industry collaboration and placements may also be available to research students.

Get charted

At our Loughborough campus, many of our master's programmes are accredited by industry, demonstrating their professional relevance. An accredited degree can help you to achieve chartered status in some industries, such as engineering and business.

Dedicated careers support

Our Careers Network are on hand to offer you support as a postgraduate student. Whether you are considering a career in academia, the commercial sector, charitable or not-for-profit organisations, our careers advisers can assist with information about employment in a range of industries across the world. You’ll also have opportunities to meet employers at careers fairs and one-off events such as employer presentations and skills sessions, along with workshops and one-to-one advice.

At our London campus, FutureSpace is dedicated to helping you prepare for your future, developing the skills and attributes you’ll need to enhance your career prospects and foster your entrepreneurial abilities. You’ll benefit from a flexible, tailored support package to plan your career, prepare for interviews or start your own business.

Support for entrepreneurs

Loughborough Enterprise Network (LEN) is here to support you on your business or self-employment journey. You will benefit from valuable opportunities to develop your skills through events and competitions, training, mentoring and funding. As an alumnus, (up to five years post-graduation) you’ll still have support by applying for a place on our accelerator programme, The Studio, allowing you to grow your business while accessing specialist training and one-to-one coaching to bring your business ideas to life.